Mirror site (Samba on Power / i50s)
bmarsh at us.ibm.com
Wed Jun 18 20:55:15 GMT 2008
Per wrote on 06/17/2008 08:19:00 AM:
> I will speak to IBM support and ask them which flavour works well,
> but just to get samba tested continously on a power based system like
> this will be really cool.
IBM support probably won't tell you one distro over the other. SLES and RH
We have SLES 9 on hosted partitions on OS/400 (i5os) systems, but I'm not
an iSeries (power...) guy, other people in my area are System i specific.
We have SLES 10 installed on "bare metal" PPC.
So depending on what access you have to the system, you can try and run
Samba on a linux partition that is hosted from i5os. i.e. the disk and
network are virtualized by i5os. Or, you can partition (LPAR) it at a
lower level and dedicate hardware IO to the Linux partition. Then Linux
can run even when the i5os is down.
Volker does ask an intersting question. i5os (os/400) has had posix for a
long time. I doubt many people have tried to run Samba under i5os, since
there is the netserver code that provides SMB shares to Windows clients.
A quick google did find a discussion of running Samba under PASE
PASE -> With IBM® i5/OS® Portable Application Solutions Environment (i5/OS
PASE), you can port IBM AIX® applications to the IBM System i? platform
with minimal effort.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: Mirror site
> From: Volker Lendecke
> To: "Michael Adam"
> CC: "Per Qvindesland" ,"samba-technical at lists.samba.org"
> Date: 17-06-2008 5:40
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 01:35:27PM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> > > not sure what distro to go for do, if you guys have
> > > anything power based distros that you would like to test it with
> > > just let me know, I know that OpenSuSE, Debian, Gentoo, and
> > > Core installs like a charmer on the latest power systems which
> > > i550 is so perhaps one of these.
> > I personally don't mind. I would say just take the distro you
> > like most. Maybe others have some preference.
> Initially I had thought we'd get some posix subsystem of
> OS/400 (if that exists, no idea :-)...
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